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Posted on Thursday, November 27th, 2008 at 11:17 am
The Food and Drug Administration (”FDA”) has identified wheat gluten as the most likely source of the contamination in the recalled pet food which has been linked to the cause of several deaths of household pets. The FDA has issued a recall over 91 brands of wetdog and cat food in can and pouches. So far, the FDA has not included dry dog and cat food in the recall. Read more in this USA TODAY article summarizing the latest information on the pet food recall. Menu Foods has confirmed 16 deaths of pets.
Click here for a list of the dog foods affected.
Click here for a list of the cat foods affected.
Here is an excellent Question and Answer link to what pet owners need to know about the pet food recall. At least three lawsuits have been filed as a result of the recall along with two class-action lawsuits, with more likely to come.
This link describes symptoms that an affected animal might display if the animal has digested the contaminated pet food.